Semester Programs

Architecture and Landscape Architecture

The Institute offers a specialized program for qualified BA and B.Arch students studying architecture and landscape architecture. The programs accept students who have completed a minimum of two years (three years preferred) of relevant architecture or landscape architecture study. 

Offered NAAB architecture (ARCH) and landscape architecture (LARCH) courses include, but are not limited to:

Course Credits Number
Architectural Design Studio 6 ARCH 499A
Architectural Analysis – Architecture and the City 3 ARCH 499B
Roman Cartography 3 ARCH 499C
City and Two: Urban Analysis of Towns in the Campagna Romana 3 ARCH 499D
Urban Design Studio 6 LARCH 499A
Design and Theory Studio 6 LARCH 499B
Urban Design Implementation 3 LARCH 499C
Urban Development in Rome 4 LARCH 499D
Independent Study / Creative Project 3 ARCH / LARCH 496

Program Inclusions

All students in our architecture programs are provided with individual drafting tables and workspace equipped with sliding rulers, lamps, and plentiful pin-up space. The studios are spacious and bright, and also include a computer lab, library, conference room, and administrative office.

Semester programs include extensive travel to various sites of interest in Rome and throughout Italy. Each semester includes a variety of research trips to sites as diverse as Caprarola, Capri, Firenze, Paestum, Pienza, Pompei, Verona, Venice, Treviso, Sicily and more. These trips afford students ample opportunity to sketch on site and explore ideas for a team project in their advanced studio course.


General Studies Program

The General Studies Program offers a variety of liberal arts subjects including art, art history, history, political science, literature, Italian studies, international business, and interdisciplinary studies in the humanities. These courses make full use of local resources and immerse students in the Roman environment through on-site learning. A variety of co-curricular activities including field trips, museum visits, academic tours, and artistic performances complement and further enrich the academic experience at the Pantheon Institute.

Of special note is our nutrition class, INUTR 297: Italian Culture Through Food and Society. This course focuses on health and wellbeing through the Mediterranean Diet, international food organizations, and world hunger issues.

In the General Studies Program students are required to take Italian Language plus elective courses for a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 16 credits per semester.

To supplement the General Studies Program, the Institute also offers an Independent Research track for ambitious students seeking additional opportunities to challenge themselves and become immersed in the Italian environment.

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